Annapurna Basis Camp is located among some of the most majestic peaks in the world, including The Annapurna I, which measures 8,091 metres, The Annapurna I, which is 7,219 meters, and The Annapurna III, which is 7,219 metres. Hiunchuli is 6,441 metres, Machhapuchhre 6,993 metres. Annapurna Base Camp can be found in the Annapurna Sanctuary National Park. Many agencies organize this Annapurna Base Camp trek from Pokhara.
You will need to have two permits in order to do this trek. One is the Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS). The other is the Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS). It costs Rs 2000- 3000 per person. This permit is essential for all trekkers and is worth between 15 EUR and 17 US dollars. An entry permit can also be purchased in Pokhara. Because it can get windy at afternoon, you should start your trek early.
How to Reach Pokhara
Buses can be taken from Sunauli to Kathmandu. The new bus stop in Kathmandu is where you can find local buses. The tourist bus station also has luxury tourist buses such as the Greenline. Buses can be taken from Kantipath. All buses depart Kantipath at 7 a.m. in the morning. It takes 6 hours for these buses to reach Pokhara.
You can fly directly from New Delhi, or any other major city to Kathmandu.
Some Important Information:
- Pokhara is the Start/End Point.
- Trekking Duration: 9 Days & 8 Nights.
- The best time to go on the Trek is March to May, October to December.
- Trekking Distance: Approx 67 kilometres.
- Trek Difficulty Moderate.
Pokhara to Kathmandu
Many villages are within easy reach of Pokhara and the Annapurna Base Camp trek begins there. You will need to spend the night in Pokhara once you have arrived.
Pokhara to Kande and then Ghandruk
Kande can be reached by bus or taxi from Pokhara. You will travel downhill from Annapurna Base Camp Trek to Birethanti via a suspension bridge built over the Burundi River. You will need to sign some paperwork with the forest authorities.
This route leads to the Ghandruk.
Ghandruk to Sinuwa
You will start your trek towards Sinuwa in the morning. The total distance is approximately 12 kms. It takes between 4 and 5 hours to complete. You will cross many boulders. The trail climbs steeply from here until you reach Gurung Village, where you cross the Jhinu Danda. The natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda is worth a visit. You will need to spend the night at the Sinuwa lower after you have reached it.
Sinuwa to Deurali
Sinuwa-Deurali is only 14 kilometres long and can be done in four hours.
At this part a stone staircase will take you to the Dobhan through a suspension bridge.On this route you can experience rhododendron, Oak forest and bamboo forest.After trekking through the Himalaya you will be reaching to your location,Deurali.Stay overnight here.
Base Camp Deurali to Annapurna
This day will see you make your final push towards Annapurna Base Camp, which will provide you with an adrenaline rush.
You can walk along the river Modi to reach Bagar. From here, you will need to go towards Annapurna Base Camp.
You will arrive at the Annapurna Base Camp after a bit more hiking or trekking.
On the next day you need to start descending down. Start your trek from Bamboo to Kuldiga. Stay overnight at a lodge of Jhinu dhanda. Next morning you need to cross again some suspension bridges, settlements, forests etc. Then you need to reach at Pokhara. Here your trek will be end.